Employers To Embrace Arbitration After 3rd Circ. Ruling

Law360, New York (July 30, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit's ruling that courts, rather than arbitrators, should decide whether classwide arbitration is available when an agreement is silent on that point will encourage some employers that had been on the fence about arbitration to embrace it as a means to counter the surging tide of costly wage-and-hour class actions, lawyers say.

The Third Circuit, which on Wednesday reached the same conclusion as the Sixth Circuit in a November ruling, answered a question on which employment lawyers had been hoping the Supreme Court would provide clarity. 

The nation's highest court was expected to tackle the issue of whether courts...

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